Vladimir Veličković

VLADIMIR VELIČKOVIĆ (Beograd, 1935) is a Serbian modern figure painter. He was a professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1983-2000). He is a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the French Academy of Fine Arts in the Department of Painting.

The types of motifs used are narrow (i.e. man, dog, rat, torture device), but they provide a wealth of psychological symbolism that vary from image to image, from cycle to cycle, but always capturing the main idea recurrent in all of his work and maintaining the integrity of his artistic character.

He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade. After about a year, he was a contributor to the Master Workshop of Krste Hegedušić in Zagreb, after which he moved to Paris.

He was awarded the highest French recognition in the field of culture and art, Commandeur dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has been exhibiting since 1951 and has exhibited in many countries in Europe and America.

Vladimir often stresses that his task, as an artist, is to look at what is happening, to comprehend this world in his own way and to present it with his means and symbols.